To retain and attract top employees, U.S. companies are turning to perks such as subsidized training and flexible work conditions rather than raises. These incentives are finding a welcome among employees, too, especially educational benefits.
A growing number of Americans -- nearly 34 million of them -- are spending at least one work day a week at home, working remotely. New technologies allow greater flexibility, but do they help or hinder employees' efficiency?
Six out of ten people check e-mail during the holidays, and many find that there are messages from their workplaces. A new poll by Harris Interactive and Xobni shows that 59% of employed Americans check their work email during family holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas.